Apple today announced a voluntary recall of three-prong wall adapters used primarily in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The AC wall adapters were shipped with certain iOS devices between 2003 and 2010 as well as included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit.
Apple wrote in a press release, “In very rare cases, affected Apple three-prong wall plug adapters may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched”. It went on to a say that they are aware of six incidents worldwide.
Apple asks that customers stop using this wall adapter because customer safety is Apple’s “top priority”. The recall is voluntary but if you do trade in your adapter it is free of charge.
The affected three prong adapter is white, with no letters on the inside slot where it attaches to the main Apple power adapter.
USB plug adapters are not affected by this recall.
For more information on figuring out if your adapter is affected or how to exchange your adapter visit, https://www.apple.com/support/three-prong-ac-wall-plug-adapter/